Smarter Goals

A client asked me recently if I could help her set a goal for the week. “I want something to shoot for, but I don’t know how to set a goal.”

It reminded me that it’s worth going over proper goal-setting again.

In the past, I’ve written about SMART Goals … goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.

So a terrible goal would be, “I’m going to drink more water.”

A SMART goal would be, “I’m going to drink at least 8 cups of water five days this week.”

And what would a SMARTER goal be?

It would be one that you’d Evaluate and Re-Adjust.

If the goal isn’t serving you anymore – or it’s become routine – then it could be time to move on to a new one.

Or, if you only hit that water goal 3 days this week … maybe it’s time to lower your expectations.

In order for a goal to serve us, it needs to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely (as in, there’s a deadline). For even SMARTER goal-setting, we need to Evaluate and Re-Adjust periodically to make sure we’re focusing on the right things.

Have a great summer weekend,


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